Saturday, February 7, 2009

Dinner at The Farm

During our live blood analysis with the doctor, she tells me that my blood is too thick, from eating too much meat, and I do not drink enough water. She then explains how I should change my lifestyle and diet. One of her suggestions is to drink wheatgrass, it is amazingly benefitial to the body.

So for dinner, I decided to order a shot of wheatgrass. It's not so terrible!!! It definitely smelled like grass and tasted like it, but it was also unexpectedly sweet.

The first dish of our dinner was Crispy Flax Tacos with Tomato Tartar and Tarragon Cream Cheese. The cheese is home-made from cashews. Although it doesn't come close to a real taco, this dish was so enjoyable. We had the creamy wild rice chowder with home-made herb crackers. The soup was full of crispy vegetables, and no cream at all! The crackers are made from coconut again. It was good, but two pieces felt too much.
Next was the Warm Spinach Salad with Coconut Bacon and Oven-dried Tomatoes. This wasn't one of my favorites. I'm not a big fan of spinach and I expected the coconut bacon to be crispy.
For the main course, I had the Alive! Mushroom Cheese Burger with Kale Cole Slaw and All-the-Fixings. This was the worst dish of the day. Never having a vegtarian burger, I didn't know what to expect, but definitely better than this. The coleslaw had some strange after taste. There was no bun of any any sort and the burger made of minced mushrooms had an unpleasant texture. It as well, had a strong after taste. I couldn't finish the dish because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to keep it down. The dessert was Chocolate Pecan Pie. It was a great end to the meal. The chocolate wasn't so sweet yet very rich, it complemented the sweet nut crust perfrectly. It was served with ancho-chili ice cream.
Although the start and end of the meal was fantastic, I preferred the lunch meal more than this dinner. By the end of the day, I felt healthier and more energetic. I'd love to come back to The Farm and next time, stay at least the night.

Lunch at The Farm

The Farm in Batangas is a place I've been wanting to go to for the past couple years. Finally, I got to enjoy the day at The Farm.

The food served their Alive! restauarnt is very healthy. It is not only vegan, but they also use organic greens, make their own cheeses and milk fresh from nuts. Most of the food served is not heated above 48 degrees Celcius to ensure that the enzymes are still alive which is healthier for the body and makes it easier to digest and absorb the nutrients.

After our morning excercise (previous post), we had lunch at Alive! The first course was Pomelo Salad with Spicy Cashew Nuts.

Second was Vietnamese Spicy Soup with Fresh Herbs.
Served with coconut crackers.
Next was the Steamed Squash, Coconut Yogurt, Lime, Ginger, Watercress and Cilantro. I didn't enjoy this dish too much, it was way too bland.
For the main course, I had Lasak Lemak. It wasn't as spicy as I expected it to be, which was a relief.
The dessert was Mango Crepes with Spiced Pineapple Compote and Vanilla Ice-cream. The ice cream is made from coconut milk, yet the vanilla flavor still came out.
The meal was very interesting. I found the menu a little too spicy, but I felt healthy and full by the end of it.

Scene at The Farm

This is my first non-food post. The setting at The Farm was so beautiful, I couldn't resist, but put this up.